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Glasses of Tea in Erbil, Iraq - On Holiday in Iraq

On Holiday in Iraq

At times like this, talking about travel can seem trivial. Of course, traveling abroad is about so much more than pretty vacations and sightseeing. One of the most important things that travel does is put a human face on foreign people. This seems more important now than ever. For the next few weeks we will …

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Learning Patience Abroad: 5 Tips on Surviving Travel with 30 Female Art History Students

Traveling with thirty female students wasn’t easy for me nor our university professor set on taking us to 6 different Veneto cities and towns over three weeks. We were there to learn about the Venetian Renaissance and the eventual rise and fall of the Empire as well our libidos. Additionally, my first time abroad to …

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Traditional Turkish Food: How to Savor the Local Cuisine in Istanbul

What’s the first thing your friends ask you when you return from a trip? If they’re anything like mine, the burning question is almost always, “How was the food?” And if you’ve just returned from a trip to Istanbul, Turkey, your answer might be: “The food was over-priced, mediocre, typical tourist fare”. But if you …

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Moving to France as an American: Tips on Visa, Bank Accounts and Apartment Hunting

“You’re living the dream!” “You’re so lucky!” “I’ve always wanted to sip café, sit on terraces and indulge in decadent desserts all day!” These are the things people wistfully say with a far off look in their eyes when you tell them you’re moving to France. I, too, pictured exactly that on my first trip …

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